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Definition of nasal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with the nose the nasal passages a nasal spray
  2. 2(of someone's voice) sounding as if it is produced partly through the nose a nasal accent
  3. 3(phonetics) (of a speech sound) produced by sending a stream of air through the nose. The nasal consonants in English are/m/,/n/, and/ŋ/, as in sum, sun, and sung.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: nasal